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Weinstein will be punished for sexual abuse

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Harvey Weinstein (67) will be told by Judge James Burke on Wednesday how long he has to go to jail. A jury found the former American film producer guilty of rape Jessica Mann, who wanted to be an actress at the time. Moreover, it was considered proven that he had assaulted a former assistant, Mimi Haleyi. Weinstein can receive a maximum of 25 years in prison for these offenses.

The fallen Hollywood magnate has already announced through his lawyer Donna Rotunno that he will appeal regardless of the ruling. He denies the accusations and maintains that there has only been talk of mutual consent.

The jury acquitted Weinstein of the most serious indictment against him. This involved, among other things, rape with a series of aggravating circumstances in which New York stands for life. Since 2017, more than eighty women have accused the once-powerful film producer of sexual cross-border behavior.

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